April 12, 2020 Subject:
Why did the audience laugh every time Peavy said, "hello, Mr. Gildersleeve?"
I can understand them laughing when he said his catchphrase, "well now, I wouldn't say that," but not every time he just said hello to Gildersleeve
January 31, 2020 Subject:
Great Classic Shows
I listened to the Great Gildersleeve about ten years ago and they became my bedtime pal. Recently, I came back to the series and decided to listen to them starting with Season 1. The Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes with Harold Perry are my favorite.
June 9, 2016 Subject:
One of my favs
While it may not sound like a compliment, it's relaxing and helps me fall asleep, as OTR did when I was a kiddo.
Summerfield's Notorious Water Commissioner -
August 27, 2015 Subject:
The Best Kind of Entertainment
I find The Great Gildersleeve is best listened to while cooking, cleaning, in bed or especially drawing. I find that as an artist I work best when listening to something while I work, and what better masterpiece to listen to then a good old fashioned comedy. Even after listening to every episode I still can't help listening to the classics.
April 30, 2013 Subject:
A look at life during WWII
The Visit from Cousin Octavia was broadcast on Dec. 7, 1941 (the day of the attacks on Pearl Harbor). After that, The Great Gildersleeve often covered issues as scrap metal drives, wanting to find ways to help the war effort, such as Leroy running away to join the Navy, etc. The original lineup included the great radio actress, Lurene Tuttle (sheriff's wife in "Pyscho" and landlady in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" w/Don Knotts as Marjorie. Marjorie started out as a college graduate but in the 3rd season, became a high school student with a different actress.
Reviewer:Back To The 80s
January 14, 2011 Subject:
Love This Series
Well now I wouldn't say that.......... love peavy
August 22, 2009 Subject:
I'm a big fan of radio mysteries, having started with CBS Radio Mystery Theater when I was a kid, but I'd never tried any OTR comedies. This is a great place to start. The ensemble cast is wonderful, and while the gags are sometimes corny, most shows hold their own. My kids love them, and it's fun to see each of them camped out listening in front of one of the stereo speakers as if they were old Philco floor radios.
April 18, 2009 Subject:
old time radio
i`m a huge fan of OTR and if you are too check out sirius radio.they have a channel devoted to it.like everything it started out great and then slipped after the merger with xm.xm is now in charge of the channel.it`s still great listening though.
February 7, 2009 Subject:
Internet at its best.
I suppose it depends upon your age, but I find this collection the finest available. At 68 years of age, I remember a great many of these shows, and nostalgia buff that I am, I can't thank whoever put this collection together enough. I am constantly trying to steer younger people to Old Time Radio, with limited success. In any case, thank you once again for a fine endeavor. W.E. Baser, Albuquerque, NM.
July 13, 2008 Subject:
The Cure for a long commute!
I just recently started a new job with a long commute. I listen to one episode each way to work. I absolutely love each episode! This radio show from decades ago is better than any television. I look forward to every episode. I'll be sorry when I'm finished with all the seasons... I guess I'll start Fibber McGee and Molly then. I don't think I'll enjoy them as much as Gildersleeve!
November 8, 2007 Subject:
The Great Gildersleeve, Season 1
Widely-acknowleged as radio's first spin-off, Harold Peary expanded his role as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from FM&M into his own half hour show. While still corny rather predictable after 60+ years it remains a great listen. Peary's magnificent and his supporting cast is first-rate. All ages should enjoy these shows.
June 8, 2007 Subject:
This is the best commidy I've ever heard!
If your new to OTR, and you wern't around in the time period, I think you'll really enjoy this Commidy. It's one of the first situational commidy spinoffs of it's time, and it's a very enjoyable listen. You won't regret listening to the whole thing! I know I didn't.